Modified Bikes

Claire Deans
Westminster ESC
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At Westminster ESC we have been participating in bike education for 3 years. We have used a modified version of the 'Let's Ride' Program with our wonderful cycling coach.

Initially, we were using the facilities at a nearby school which had a large selection of modified bikes. Recently we have decided to purchase our own fleet of modified bikes to allow for more regular and easier access for the students.

We used some funds from the Sporting Schools grant as well as school funds to purchase the bikes and then put on the modifications. An organisation called TADWA, who assist people with disabilities, attached specialised training wheels to the larger bikes. This provides the stability and support some of the older students need and allows bike education to be an inclusive activity.

Now, most of our students are able to participate in a bike education lesson once a week. We are looking at ways to increase our fleet of modified bikes and source grants to provide funding to do so.

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One of our bikes with the extra-large training wheels and support for our older riders.

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James (Your Move)

Wow - 3 years of bike ed - I'm glad you told us all about it. You have definitely earnt the 80 activity points you received! Keep up the posting - I'm sure you have a few more stories to share.

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